If you've wanted to get inside the Foundation Room but didn’t have an invitation, then good news: House of Blues Dallas is opening the legendary private venue to the public.
Described as a "seductive space" located within the historic White Swan Building, the Foundation Room is being reconceived to fill a perceived lack of upscale nightlife destinations in the downtown area. Previously available for private parties only, the Foundation Room also has hosted celebrity events such as a 2012 soiree hosted by Khloe Kardashian.
The room has been given a makeover with an open, free-flowing floor plan and Far Eastern influences. There's also a new lounge menu and seasonally driven craft cocktails. Small plates include yellowtail tartare bruschetta, Vietnamese chicken meatballs, Korean fried chicken and bao buns, and green papaya salad. Entrees include a Wagyu beef burger, shrimp Thai curry, and New York strip.
The outdoor patio overlooking the Dallas skyline will have Moroccan-inspired, living room-like pod areas bathed in sultry lighting. Theme nights will incorporate live music, top deejays, and recording artists from all over the world.
The venue is also offering a VIP membership, available in two pricing options: The first, the Artist level, is local, and costs $1,200 per year. There also is a Touring level, which is a national membership, that runs $2,600 per year. Benefits include pre-sale tickets at House of Blues and other Dallas music venues, priority entrance and personal concierge service, artist meet-and-greets, and beverage and cigar lockers.
House of Blues executive Felix Mussenden says that Dallas already has one of the most vibrant club scenes in the country, but that the new Foundation Room will be beyond imagination.
The public opening is March 12, but there is a private opening event with DFW media and influencers on March 10. Better start jockeying to get on that list.